2 wounded in shootout after teens rob food delivery driver in Petersburg

The Tri-Cities

'I heard a whole bunch of gunshots'

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Two people were wounded in a shootout in Petersburg Wednesday night after two teens robbed a food delivery driver.

A Petersburg Police spokesperson told 8News a teen boy and girl, both 16-years-old, robbed the delivery driver on Saint Mark Street.

An employee of Mun Cheese Pizza & Grill on Washington Street told 8News the owner of the restaurant was the delivery driver who was robbed and shot.

The 16-year-old boy and delivery driver were both injured in the shootout, though it’s unclear exactly how the incident unfolded. One was found on the 600 block of St. Mark Street and the other was found on the 600 block of Virginia Avenue. It’s unclear who was found at which location.

A woman who lives in the area where the shootout occurred said she heard ‘a whole bunch of shots.’

“I’m kind of used to the gunshots,” she said. “It’s always somebody doing something around here.”

That woman said her mother got shot a year ago while standing on her front porch, and the gunfire that rang out Wednesday night was a harsh reminder.

“My momma was hollering and crying,” she recalled.

“It’s just bad around here,” she added. “Who’s gonna shoot tonight?”

The teen boy was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to VCU Medical Center. The extent of the teen’s injuries is unclear. The delivery driver is not in critical condition, police said, and the Mun Cheese employee said he’s expected to be OK.

The 16-year-old girl was taken into custody and charged with use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, robbery, malicious wounding, conspiracy, reckless handling of a firearm and underage possession of a firearm. Those same charges are pending against the teen boy who remains hospitalized, police said.

Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.

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